Archive for September, 2015

Camera Happy

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Step one: Bring out the camera. Step two: call Thumper. Step three: show him the camera. Step four: start taking pictures when he starts grinning, jumping up and down, and saying “Hewwo!” Step five: Take several pictures and hope one of them doesn’t turn out blurry. He’s too cute and funny.

Winding Down

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

The kids all drifted their separate ways yesterday evening to decompress after dinner. Ane was in her room, communing with Taylor Swift on her iPod.  And getting her reading homework done. Tad was sprawled out on the couch, watching one of his favorite shark documentaries. Thumper was absorbing the wonders of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – […]

Reading Homework

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

This year’s homework is shaping up to be interesting. Ane has a normal sixth-grade load, though with the long-term sub she has right now while her teacher is out on maternity leave, it might be a little lighter than usual.  Fortunately, she is feeling much more confident in math.  And her reading homework is now […]

Sleep Training Continues

Monday, September 21st, 2015

So far, the roommate swap is working well for Ane and Rerun.  Rerun is used to a nightlight and the door open, while Ane would rather have total darkness, but we’ve compromised.  They have a nightlight with the door closed. Tad and Thumper, on the other hand…. Tad, who wants light and power, MUST have […]